Most Known Car Makers

There are a couple of amazing men that need to be mentioned who were trailblazers when it comes to the dawn of the automobile industry. Let’s look at 8 of those men who were behind over 100,000 patents.

1. John Lambert

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In 1891 John Lambert designed America’s first car powered by gasoline.

2. Nikolaus August Otto

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This invention came in 1876 and it was one of the most important when it comes to engine design. He built the first usable four-stroke internal combustion engine called the “Otto Cycle Engine.”

3. Henry Ford

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Henry Ford did a lot for the car industry like improving the assembly line, popularizing cars that run on gas and inventing a transmission mechanism.

4. Karl Benz

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This German man was the first to design a usable car powered by an internal-combustion engine. This happened in 1885.

5. Rudolf Diesel

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He invented the diesel-fueled internal combustion engine.

6. Gottlieb Daimler

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His invention brought about a revolution in car design since he invited a gas engine which made it possible. This happened in 1885 and in 1886 he made the first four-wheeled car.

7. Charles Franklin Kettering

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Charles Franklin Kettering invented the first car that ran on an electrical ignition system and a usable engine-driven generator.

8. Duryea Brothers

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These two brothers designed the first commercial car powered by gasoline, it was Charles and Frank Duryea. They were initially bicycle makers but got interested in automobiles.

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